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What can I do if i had an allergic reaction to anesthesia?

What can I do if i had an allergic reaction to anesthesia?

Get tested: Allergica reactions are life threatening. Speak with your anesthesiologist to determine which medications were suspected in causing the reaction. Then it's a really good idea to get simple skin tests for those meds to truly determine if they were the culprit. This will make your future anesthetic experiences much safer and less life threatening. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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Allergic reaction to anesthesia, what to do?

Allergic reaction to anesthesia, what to do?

Find out details: It is unclear to which drug you are allergic to. Anesthesia is combination of pain relief, reversible unconsciousness, immobility, and amnesia (forgetting of event). There are many different drug combination that can lead to anesthesia. And many of the drugs are very different from each other. So try to find out what you are allergic to, and have md try alternatives. ...Read more

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Bilateral undescended testes. No pre-op exams, is that normal? How do I know there will not be an allergic reaction to anesthesia? Will he wake up?

Bilateral undescended testes.  No pre-op exams, is that normal?  How do I know there will not be an allergic reaction to anesthesia?  Will he wake up?

Trust ur doctors: Most of the time no need for pre-op exams, anesthesiologist would ask for if they think the case is warranted, otherwise, they wil do their assessment before the surgery, please ask the anesthesiologist any questions when he/she sees your son while doing the pre-op assessment, goodluck ...Read more

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What are my chances of having an allergic reaction while under anesthesia?

Unlikely: There is little chance. The major "reactions" to anesthesia have nothing to do with a true allergy, and are very rare. ...Read more

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My son who has a lot of allergies is due an operation under general anaesthetic. He is allergic to local anaesthesia. Do i need to worry?

My son who has a lot of allergies is due an operation under general anaesthetic. He is allergic to local anaesthesia. Do i need to worry?

Local Anes Allergies: Although not completely without risk, general anesthesia in a young healthy patient is relatively safe. It is important to provide as much detail about your son's allergies ( food, drug and latex being the most important) to the Anesthesiologist in charge of his care. A history of a local anesthetic allergy will be of significant interest to the care team. Allergies of this nature are rare. ...Read more

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How long should symptoms of an allergic reaction last?

How long should symptoms of an allergic reaction last?

Allergy duration: The duration of allergic symptoms are very variable. The type of reaction (ige vs. Igg), persistance of exposure, degree of sensitization, and comorbidities (other illnesses) can all affect the duration of symptoms. Therefore reactions can last from minutes to months. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of someone having an allergic reaction to latex?

What are the symptoms of someone having an allergic reaction to latex?

Local rash,anaphylac: Most common reactions are allergic contact dermatitis with rash severetype 1 reaction is potentially life threatening but rare some people who are allegic to latex are also allergic to plant produce like banananpineapple, avocado, kiwi fruit, chestnut, mango, passion fruit, strawberry and soy , and can cause systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of an allergic reaction but how do I know if it could be something worse?

See your doctor: Speak to your doctor. He knows your history. He can examine you and do tests to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Symptoms of allergic reaction to antihistmine ?

That's curious....: Allergic reactions are when the body's immune system detect something that it recognizes as a foreign substance (ingested, contact through skin, food or medicine, or in the case of auto-immure diseases, it's own cells). One reax is to mobilize cells that secrete anti-histamines to fight the allergic reax. So, allergic relax to antihistamine would be very unusual. Let detective doc sort this out. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more